About Us

This is the official blog for the comic book club held in the book lounge of Waterstone's Liverpool One.

The group meet at 6pm on the third Monday of the month to discuss their thoughts and opinions on the comics selected.

It's a fun and friendly atmosphere and all are welcome: from those who have never read comic books, manga, or graphic novels before (call them what you like), to those who never read anything else.

The group, and this blog, are administered by Glyn Morgan, the Bookseller responsible for the Graphic Novels and Manga sections of the store and a big comic book fan who is currently studying for his PhD at the University of Liverpool.

If you would like to comment on any of the comics we've read, this month or in the distant past, please feel free to contribute to the comments section of the relevant posts.

Visit this club's big sister: The Science Fiction/ Fantasy Book Club

A Note on the Blog

Although this blog may appear slow paced and close to death in fact the group is very much alive and now entering its second year. Most of the group discussion (not done in person in Waterstone's of Wagamama's) takes place in the Facebook group - feel free to join. In the meantime I will try to keep a copy of the reading list here for general consumption. - G

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Y - The Last Man: Vol I - Discussion

There were differences of opinion on whether Yorick was clichéd nerdbait, an affectionate sketch of a manchild, or that his purpose was to encourage the reader to pay attention to the more interesting and sympathetic supporting cast.

The counting down to the plague was well structured and exciting - great pace.

Readers who'd read beyond the first volume were surprised on rereading at how little plot within these issues. They also expressed enthusiasm for how complex the plot was, that it developed, and that there were no throwaway filler chapters.

The story had a before and after - it wasn't in a bubble. (Later volumes expand on this).

Good humour throughout.

Some felt that it was a comicbook about what men thought women would get up to without them. And that the premise was braver than the execution.

Is the fall too quick? Is it condescending to say that women would revert so quickly to savagery and infighting?

Some felt that supermodels as waste collectors was a little too on the nose.

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